2. J.J. McCarthy is an All-B1G Quarterback (or better)
J.J. McCarthy’s success goes hand-in-hand with Michigan passing the ball more. Currently, he has all the hype in the world surrounding him going into the season.
However, former Michigan football quarterbacks have received similar praise, with none of them reaching that level. Shea Patterson was seen as a first-round pick upon transferring to Michigan. He was—in the USFL, where he was later cut from. Joe Milton was seen as the next Cam Newton. While he is getting similar hype at Tennessee, he didn’t quite work out with the Wolverines.
Again, Jadyn Davis is a big-time quarterback at his current level. He wants to go into the NFL. As it stands, Michigan has put one quarterback into the NFL since Lloyd Carr, and that was Jake Rudock.
J.J. McCarthy has to put that narrative to rest. Fortunately, he’s more than capable of doing it. It will just be a matter of time until we see if Davis’s predecessor can show what Michigan is capable of developing at the position.